Sarasota Police Send Warning Letters to End Solicitation of Prostitution

Officials sent advisory letters to cars seen in an area with suspected solicitation of prostitution.

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    The Sarasota Police Department is trying out a new way to end prostitution.

    Officials sent "prostitution advisory letters" Monday to registered vehicle owners whose vehicles were seen in an area that sees frequent complaints about suspected prostitution solicitation, reported the Bradenton Herald.

    According to the Herald, the letter reads:

    "Your vehicle was observed on (this date) at an area within the city limits of Sarasota known for prostitution-related crimes. The driver or occupant of your vehicle engaged in conversation with either: (1) a known prostitute (an individual who has been previously convicted of a violation of Florida States 796.07) or (2) an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a prostitute."

    Sarasota authorities are not accusing anyone, but are simply using the letters as an advisory, reported the Herald.